We've all heard that no password should contain the word "password" or start with the numbers "1234." In this day and age, it's incredibly important to have as many layers of security to your online accounts as possible. Your information can be swiped from your email accounts, your social media accounts, and your online shopping records. For this reason, you've got to come up with a password that protects your identity. We borrowed these tricks and tips from our friends at Coinage on password protection. Follow along to learn how to come up with an assembly of random characters to build your super strong password.
[MUSIC] Coinage. Life, well spent. Presented by Geico. It's time to up your password game. Gone are the days of using a birthday, an address, the name of your pet, or your secret crush. Here are a few tips to keep your passwords strong and your sensitive information safe. Don't forget the simple stuff. Mix it up. Use numbers, capitalize, sprinkle some punctuation around, don't use the same password for everything, and be sure to change them up regularly. Be random. If you're using a string of words, try to avoid using words that go together. Instead of using ChocolateChipCookie, use CookieMilwaukeeTiger. Unpredictability is always password preferred. Long passwords are your friend. Many say strong passwords should be at least 12 characters long. So keep it long but not to long to remember. A helpful way to make a password long, strong and rememberable is to make a sentence and use the first letter of each word. Use a line from your favorite movie or even your favorite song. Make it fun. You'll never forget. Another great way to complicate your password just a little bit more, transform some letters into numbers, make an O a 0, turn an E into a 3, or an I into an !. Good luck guessing this combo. Now that we've gotten super creative, it's time to remember all of this craziness, stretch those fingers, test-drive your new strong password a few times until it finally sticks. Once stuck the only one getting in is you. [MUSIC] Coinage, life well spent, presented by Geico.